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This week ended with the news of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida's arrest.  His charges include bank fraud, identity theft, conspiracy, and more.  In an interesting twist, Phaedra Parks took to her Bravo blog to talk about her "awesome" 2013 and hope for a "spectacular" 2014. Um, OK. I will never understand these people!  More photos, recaps, and reality TV news:

PHOTOS

Slade Smiley's Angels, anyone?

Tacky, thy name is Kardashian

Farrah shows off her best angle

Joanna Krupa: love it or hate it?

Kim Kardashian ruins a Dior dress

RECAPS

Love & Hip Hop: I Don't

RHOA: Sour Grapes

Vanderpump Rules: Till Death

RHOBH: Tough Break

Teen Mom 2 Season Premiere

Shahs of Sunset: Torture

Mob Wives: Ratatouille

Couples Therapy: Fess Up

REALITY NEWS

Justin Bieber hires RHOM's Roy Black! 

Kenya Moore sits down with Arsenio Hall

Do you miss Princesses Long Island?

Kenya Moore slams NeNe Leakes, calls her nosy

Joe and Teresa Giudice fraud trial update

Is Lisa Vanderpump out to destroy RHOBH cast?

Sad news for Teen Mom 2's Leah and Corey

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills casting rumor

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Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy! 
 
Above:  Mob Wives star Big Ang shared, "LOVE THIS PICTURE!  I have to shout out my girls Jenn and Millie of OMJ Productions for always taking such amazing shots of me."

Below you'll find Twitter pics from Phaedra Parks, Courtney Stodden, Stassi Schroeder, Sonja Morgan, Holly Madison, Kenya Moore, and more!

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Last night Real Housewives of the past and present sashayed and twirled down the red carpet at OK! Magazine's pre-grammy party in L.A. 

Joanna Krupa stole the spotlight in this sheer and black gown that reminded of us the revealing dress that Paris Hilton wore the night before to Diddy's own pre-grammy party.  (see below).  Almost all of the ladies of Bravo (and a few VH1 stragglers) wore black, except for Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore, who opted for a purple number.  Last night was also Kenya's birthday and we'd be willing to bet her evening included a little birthday toast over the news of Apollo Nida's criminal charges

Also in attendance: former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kyle Richards and Joyce Giraud (whose husbands may be hanging out too often, as they're starting to dress alike), and Couples Therapy star Farrah Abraham.  Also on the carpet: NeNe Leakes and Laura Govan, as well as some of the cast of Vanderpump Rules: Scheana Marie, Katie Maloney, Kristen Doute and others. 

Updated to add new pis of Slade Smiley, Lilly Ghalichi, Jax Taylor and more!

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In a weird "twist", for lack of a better word, Phaedra Parks posted a new Bravo blog this week, despite the news of Apollo Nida's criminal charges.  I say weird because lately the only Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member writing a weekly blog after the show has been Kenya Moore (here and there a few of the others do, but not often). 

Phaedra took to her blog to talk about her New Year's resolutions and wishes for a "spectacular" 2014.  On January 23rd she wrote, "Happy New Year! Last year was awesome and I know 2014 will be even more spectacular. As always, my life has been moving at meteorite speed. Between my family, work, and social commitments, the little free time I have is devoted to some much needed sleep. Every New Year, many of us reflect and resolve to do better and more than the prior year. In 2014, I aspire to be a better mother, wife, friend, and servant to my community." 

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As we told you last night, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida was arrested on charges of bank fraud, identity theft and more.  The criminal complaint is a doozy and we have decided to share a large portion of it here with you because it's a good read and worth your time.  Grab your morning coffee and a couple dozen doughnuts and prepare to settle in for a tale that reads like an episode of your favorite crime series.  

The criminal complaint was filed on January 21st and Apollo's arrest warrant was issued the same day.  Here's the complaint's intro, "From on or about September 1, 2010 in Fulton County, in the Northern District of Georgia, and elsewhere, defendant did, knowingly and willfully execute and attempt to execute a scheme to defraud federally insured financial institutions by depositing stolen and fraudulently obtained checks and fraudulently obtained auto loan proceeds into bank accounts opened in the stolen identities of real persons, and conspire with others to do so, and knowingly convert to his use and the use of others stolen and fraudulently obtained United States Treasury Checks, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section(s) 641, 1028A, 1344 and 1349." 

Here are the charges against Apollo: "there is probable cause to believe that NIDA has committed violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 (embezzlement, theft and conversion of public money); Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A (aggravated identity theft); Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344 (bank fraud); and Title 18, United States Code, and Section 1349 (conspiracy)."

It seems that two things sealed the deal for Apollo's arrest: his "right hand b****, Gayla St. Julien, and damning evidence (more than a thousand pieces of it) found on his seized laptop.

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Have you heard? There's a new show called Farrah's Therapy on VH1. It's a cross between Teen Mom Horror Story and Couples (Table For One) Therapy. The star of the show universe, Farrah Abraham, pretends to cry, makes ugly faces, and blames all of her problems on the strangers living in her house, as well as her parents, while a doctor by the name of Jenn Berman enables her. 

Seriously, if VH1 wanted to cash in on the tragedy that is Farrah, why not just create a new show around her? Porn Stars Therapy or Celebrity Liars Rehab?

But I digress. It's day five in the Couples Therapy house. Sada Bettencourt and Whitney Mixter watch Backdoor Teen Mom and come to realize it's not a homemade sex tape. Not even close! It's a fully produced porn film. Whitney says she's not judging the Teen Mom star for having sex on camera, as she's been there, done that – but she has zero patience for Farrah's "sex tape" lies. 

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Oh lawd.  Sexting co-stars is the last thing Apollo Nida is worried about this week!  The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was reportedly charged with bank fraud and identity theft and has surrendered to the U.S. Marshals. 

According to Sandra Rose, "Nida appeared in front of US District Judge Brill yesterday and he was granted a pretrial bond. This is significant because he is currently on state parole in Georgia, and due to the seriousness of his crime the charges usually trigger a state parole violation unless he is cooperating with the government. "

The story is developing and the court documents site is down, naturally.  So, we'll keep you posted as anything new pops up. 

Mary suspected something was shady about Apollo's secret little backpack….  Kenya Moore just popped a batch of Jiffy Pop and is refreshing the internet every three seconds as we speak. 

Before we head off to bed for a few hours, we found a few other snippets online, but haven't had time to really look into it more.  And will hold off until we get a chance to see the court documents (hopefully tomorrow).

Access Atlanta

Tamara Tattles

Angela Stanton's accusations in 2012

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